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Fenway
12-16-2006, 10:20 AM
A very bitter Jerry Trupiano was on ESPN-Boston yesterday talking about being replaced after 13 years on radio a week before Christmas. (Trup is being replaced by Dave O'Brien and the Red Sox PR man Glenn Geffner)

He then said his agent has been contacted by 2 clubs, Toronto and the White Sox for openings in their radio team. Trup would be a major upgrade from Singleton.

caulfield12
12-16-2006, 10:25 AM
Maybe they want to do a "split" broadcast now....someone different for innings 4-6 maybe?

A. Cavatica
12-16-2006, 10:25 AM
This would be great. I like Trup.

Brian26
12-16-2006, 10:26 AM
:hawk
"Where's he going to announce?"

:slowswing
"gulp"

lumpyspun
12-16-2006, 10:36 AM
He'd just be a placeholder until we could get Berman anyway...

caulfield12
12-16-2006, 10:39 AM
A very bitter Jerry Trupiano was on ESPN-Boston yesterday talking about being replaced after 13 years on radio a week before Christmas. (Trup is being replaced by Dave O'Brien and the Red Sox PR man Glenn Geffner)

He then said his agent has been contacted by 2 clubs, Toronto and the White Sox for openings in their radio team. Trup would be a major upgrade from Singleton.

Doesn't singleton have a guaranteed multi-year deal or is it just "year to year" nenewable?

Brian26
12-16-2006, 10:42 AM
From Wikipedia:

"On September 27, 2006, the Boston Herald (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Herald) reported that Trupiano's contract, which expires at season end, would not be renewed [2] (http://thetrack.bostonherald.com/moreTrack/view.bg?articleid=159425) and noted that Trupiano might end up with the St. Louis Cardinals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Cardinals). On December 16th, 2006, the Boston Herald (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Herald) additionally published that Dave O'Brien and Red Sox VP of communications Glenn Geffner would be in the broadcast booth with Joe Castiglione (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Castiglione), confirming the end of Trupiano's days of calling Red Sox games."


Maybe Trupiano can go back to St. Louis and Rooney can come back to Chicago?

Fenway
12-16-2006, 10:50 AM
I hope Trup lands somewhere and he will be missed by many in New England.

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=172303

“Baseball has always been my No. 1 love,” Trupiano, a St. Louis native, said yesterday. “We wanted to stay here. We wanted to work here. We wanted to retire here.”

Trupiano said he doesn’t know what he’s going to do next. He said he wished the final decision not to keep him on, which had been rumored for a couple of months, had come sooner so he could have sought a new job. There aren’t many left now, he said.

Trupiano said he wasn’t given a reason for his dismissal. “It’s kind of hard to understand. They praised my work. They’ve praised me as an individual. Apparently it’s just change for change’s sake.”

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/12/16/broadcast_team_gets_makeover/
He said he knew after last season that nothing was guaranteed.
"But I was holding out hope that they'd keep things as is," Trupiano said yesterday. "Then it just dragged on and on, and 2 1/2 weeks before Christmas, they let me know."
Jason Wolfe, of Entercom, said he and Red Sox chief operating officer Mike Dee reached the decision on the new personnel.
"I have great respect for Jerry," Wolfe said. "This process took a long time. Ultimately we decided this was the way to go."
Most of the Sox games will be carried on WRKO (680), with the exception of Wednesday night and weekday afternoon games, which will air on WEEI (850)

skobabe8
12-16-2006, 10:52 AM
I dont know who he is off the top of my head, but I hope he replaces Singleton.

Can I find any of his clips on the red sox website??

Fenway
12-16-2006, 10:56 AM
As a Red Sox fan this part really bothers me

Geffner, the Red Sox vice president of communications, has called college and minor league games, including for the Lowell Spinners and the Pawtucket Red Sox, and in the majors for the Padres between 2000 and 2002.
While the decision to draft O’Brien came from Entercom, the push to put Geffner in the booth came from the Sox, sources with knowledge of the deal said.


You not getting any objective observations from him.

skobabe8
12-16-2006, 11:04 AM
Any links to audio clips of his work, Fenway?

tick53
12-16-2006, 11:14 AM
Chris seems like a nice guy, but he has no fire! I'll take the upgrade.

Fenway
12-16-2006, 11:19 AM
Any links to audio clips of his work, Fenway?

try here
http://www.jfiles.us/redsoxmedia/2004_alcs/2004_alcs.htm

or here
under WEEI
http://www.jfiles.us/redsoxmedia/2004alcs.htm

Fenway
12-16-2006, 11:30 AM
can't link to it but Trup's most famous call is here

go to this site
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ps/y2004/audio.jsp?view=bos_nyy


and scroll down to this


10/17, GAME 4: Red Sox 6, Yankees 4 Wrap > (http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ps/y2004/wrapup.jsp?ymd=20041017&content_id=898182&vkey=ps2004wrapup&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb) Red Sox Gameday Audio
David Ortiz drilled a two-run walk-off homer in the 12th to give Boston a thrilling comeback victory in Game 4 of the ALCS.
English WEEI (javascript:void(playMedia2({w_id:'359854',w:'http ://web.servicebureau.net/conf/meta?i=1112493109&c=1234&m=was&u=/w.xsl',pid: 'mlb_ga',gid: '2004/10/17/nyamlb-bosmlb-1',cid: 'bos',fid: 'h12',v:'2'}))) | Spanish WROL (javascript:void(playMedia2({w_id:'359857',w:'http ://web.servicebureau.net/conf/meta?i=1112493107&c=1234&m=was&u=/w.xsl',pid: 'mlb_ga',gid: '2004/10/17/nyamlb-bosmlb-1',cid: 'bos',fid: 'ha12',v:'2'})))

Play-by-play highlights
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/icons/audio.gif Ortiz's homer wins it in 12th (javascript:void(playMedia2({w_id:'360968',w:'2004/open/teams04/bos/audio/101704_ortiz_hr.wma',pid: 'gen_audio',cid: 'mlb',fid: 'gen_audio12',v:'2'})))

click Ortiz homer from the website it was Trup's finest call

chaerulez
12-16-2006, 01:23 PM
So Dave O'Brien is the new Red Sox PBP? The same Dave O'Brien that the Cubs wanted to replace Chip Caray, but couldn't because ESPN wouldn't let him out of his contract?

Fenway
12-16-2006, 01:31 PM
So Dave O'Brien is the new Red Sox PBP? The same Dave O'Brien that the Cubs wanted to replace Chip Caray, but couldn't because ESPN wouldn't let him out of his contract?

The one and the same.

Hope he does better than he did on soccer's World Cup last summer for ESPN and ABC.

cheeses_h_rice
12-16-2006, 02:27 PM
:hawk
"Where's he going to announce?"

:slowswing
"gulp"

*****. Nicely played.

AZChiSoxFan
12-18-2006, 01:20 PM
Trup would be a major upgrade from Singleton.

Ya think?!?!?!

Fenway, I'm guessing that you or I would be a major upgrade from Singleton. OK, maybe not a major upgrade, but an upgrade nonetheless.

Fenway
12-18-2006, 01:30 PM
Ya think?!?!?!

Fenway, I'm guessing that you or I would be a major upgrade from Singleton. OK, maybe not a major upgrade, but an upgrade nonetheless.

The biggest problem with White Sox radio now is there is nobody in the booth that can motivate Farmer. Rooney could to some extent.

I'm not sure that Farmer could get a play by play job with any of the 29 other teams. The guys at AAA Pawtucket are better than he is.

MeteorsSox4367
12-18-2006, 05:17 PM
Not that I care about the Red Sox that much, but does anyone else think Dave O'Brien sounds way too much like a young Al Michaels? Guys who have that broadcasting school voice (O'Brien, Sciambi, etc.) drive me crazy.

Brian26
12-18-2006, 08:17 PM
My favorite announcing team last year outside of Chicago was Dan Schulman and Soup Campbell on the ESPN Sunday night radio broadcasts.

SOXSINCE'70
12-18-2006, 10:15 PM
Guys who have that broadcasting school voice (O'Brien, Sciambi, etc.) drive me crazy.

IMO,although I loved listening to him in 2005,
this man has a typical "broadcasting school voice".

:rooney
"That's a White Sox winner!!"

-John Rooney,110 times during the 2005
championship season

Palehose13
12-18-2006, 10:30 PM
My favorite announcing team last year outside of Chicago was Dan Schulman and Soup Campbell on the ESPN Sunday night radio broadcasts.

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/frick_bios/images/uecker_bob.jpg
"I'll give that one a pass since Milwaukee is essentially a suburb of Chicago."

slavko
12-18-2006, 11:02 PM
A very bitter Jerry Trupiano was on ESPN-Boston yesterday talking about being replaced after 13 years on radio a week before Christmas. (Trup is being replaced by Dave O'Brien and the Red Sox PR man Glenn Geffner)

He then said his agent has been contacted by 2 clubs, Toronto and the White Sox for openings in their radio team. Trup would be a major upgrade from Singleton.

Do clubs contact agents, or is it the other way around? Wouldn't Singleton have heard by now? Wouldn't we have heard? I'm dubious.

INSox56
12-19-2006, 12:33 PM
Who hires the broadcasters? Are they interviewed/hired by Sox ppl or WSCR's people? If they're hired by the Score, do the Sox have any input at all? If they don't, I find it hard to believe that they'd willing part with more money for hiring proven talent like this, instead of sticking with, I imagine, much cheaper Singleton.

tacosalbarojas
12-19-2006, 01:54 PM
My favorite announcing team last year outside of Chicago was Dan Schulman and Soup Campbell on the ESPN Sunday night radio broadcasts.
Hands down the best. I hate that Shulman has to work with Vitale in the offseason (college hoops). He's great at everything he does, except when he has to be the straight man for Vitale's schtick. I would listen to Sunday night baseball games all summer that really didn't interest me all that much just to hear the nice easygoing banter between Soup and Shul.

skobabe8
12-19-2006, 06:29 PM
Hands down the best. I hate that Shulman has to work with Vitale in the offseason (college hoops). He's great at everything he does, except when he has to be the straight man for Vitale's schtick. I would listen to Sunday night baseball games all summer that really didn't interest me all that much just to hear the nice easygoing banter between Soup and Shul.

You said it.